Regulation 12 - Safe Care and Treatment

1 of the 5 key questions CQC will ask, 'Are they safe?'.

Regulation 12

This break down is focused around 1 of the 5 key questions CQC will ask, 'Are they safe?'.

(12.2.f CQC Regulation 12 - 2014)

Where equipment or medicines are supplied by the service provider, ensuring that there are sufficient quantities of these to ensure the safety of service users and to meet their needs.

  • People's medicines must be available in the necessary quantities at all times to prevent the risk associated with medicines that are not adminstered as prescribed. This includes when people manage their own medicines.
  • Sufficient medication should be available in case of emergencies.
  • Sufficient equipment and/or medical devices that are necessary to meet people's needs should be available at all times and devices should be kept in full working order. They should be available when needed and within a reasonable time without posing a risk.
  • The equipment, medicines and/or medical devices that are necessary to meet people's needs should be available when they are transferred between services or providers.